The Therapeutic Use of Music on Agitated Behavior in Those With Dementia
Holistic Nursing Practice
Clinically, nursing has long recognized dementia behaviors--agitation, aggression, wandering, and general confusion--to be a significant patient problem as well as a major stress to nursing staff and caregivers. Although there is no cure, much can be done to improve these patients' daily care and, ultimately, their quality of life.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Confusion; Distress; Elderly; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Neurocognitive Disorders; Psychological Outcomes; Quality of Life; Recorded Music Listening; Suffering
Dementia; Holistic Nursing; Nurse's Role; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing Methodology Research; Psychomotor Agitation; United States
Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers
Goodall, D., & Etters, L. (2005). The Therapeutic Use of Music on Agitated Behavior in Those With Dementia. Holistic Nursing Practice, 19 (6), 258-62. Retrieved from https://remix.berklee.edu/mhi-music-mental-health/181